International

Ontario universities are actively forging international connections through partnerships with institutions from around the world. These international partnerships enable our universities to educate globally aware and connected students, attract international students and future citizens, and carry out ground-breaking research and innovation by partnering with some of the world’s top institutions and talent.

Find out more about Ontario universities’ international partnerships and global outreach below.

International

Delegation Visits

Ontario universities have been pleased to host delegates of universities from around the world to showcase the first-rate teaching, research and student facilities available at our institutions. These delegations help establish important connections with fellow postsecondary institutions to allow for new or expanded global partnerships.

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International Students

International students are crucial contributors to university campuses and communities, enriching the lives of Ontario students as they study and engage with some of the brightest young minds from around the world.

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Study Abroad

Exchanges offer Ontario students the opportunity to expand their perspective of the world, adapt to a diversity of cultures, and develop the leadership skills necessary to excel in the global economy. As students study abroad or take part in service-learning programs, they are gaining the knowledge, talent and confidence to advance their careers and develop an international professional network.

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Resources

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Ontario Universities Blog

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.
Working together for a cleaner, sustainable future December 7, 2017

Ontario’s universities recognize that they need to work together with government, municipalities, and the public and private sector to make progress in cutting emissions and harnessing the power of new, clean technologies.

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Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
John Charles Polanyi Prizes Turn 30 December 4, 2017

Each year, the Government of Ontario awards a prize of $20,000 to five young researchers who are carrying out exceptional work in the areas of Physics, Chemistry, Physiology/Medicine, Literature and Economic Science. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Polanyi Prizes, which were established by the provincial government in honour of the achievement of John Charles Polanyi, recipient of the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.
Experiential Learning: Connecting the Classroom to Future Careers November 23, 2017

On November 17, university leaders and experts came together at a Council of Ontario Universities forum, the Experiential Learning Best Practices Exchange, to discuss the importance of experiential learning.

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The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.
Ontario’s students, colleges and universities call for action on student mental health November 2, 2017

The College Student Alliance, the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance, Colleges Ontario and the Council of Ontario Universities have come together to develop an action plan on post-secondary student mental health.

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News Releases

Universities on Budget 2018: Strong postsecondary institutions will ensure a strong Ontario March 28, 2018

Ontario universities appreciate that today’s budget recognizes that one of Ontario’s strongest assets is our people, and that postsecondary education is key to a better future for our students, communities and the province.

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New federal investments in Canadian science and research will create a better future February 27, 2018

Ontario’s universities welcome the new federal investments in Canadian science and scholarship announced by Finance Minister Bill Morneau in today’s budget because investing in university research is an investment in a better future. 

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650,000+ Ontario postsecondary students asked to take survey on sexual violence February 26, 2018

Starting this week, Ontario university students will start receiving an email from their university inviting them to complete a survey about their experiences with sexual violence, in what is believed to be the first campus climate survey of its kind in Canada.

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Ontario’s universities thank Minister Deb Matthews and welcome Minister Mitzie Hunter to the sector January 17, 2018

Ontario’s universities welcome Minister Mitzie Hunter to the sector, and look forward to working in partnership with her in her new role as Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

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